Hannah socking it to poverty

Published: 05th March 2008

Hannah socking it to poverty
A truly unique seven-year-old has been running a campaign which has won the hearts and minds of people worldwide.

Despite her tender age, Hannah Turner began a charity - named Hannah's Socks - last year and in 2007 alone collected and delivered more than 20,000 new pairs of socks to local shelters, the Toledo Blade reports.

The fame her inspirational efforts have achieved has helped spread sock-giving generosity in people across the globe as the city if Brunssum in the Netherlands has now thrown its weight behind the project.

Hannah's Socks seeks to keep the feet of needy people warm, clean and healthy.

The child's project began a few years ago as she helped her mother serve food to the homeless.

One man had ripped shoes and no socks and Hannah was concerned he would be cold, leading to her distributing a few pairs of socks her mother bought the next day.

Since then, the charity has grown and provided thousands of people with warm toes.

Although the project has not yet reached these shores, Britons can still donate as many local shelters will accept gifts of socks and underwear for their residents.

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